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to take on is proposition 8, the california ballot initiative adding a state constitutional amendment in 2008 that said only marriage between a man or woman is valid or recognized in california. it overturned a court ruling that said same-sex couples have a right to marry. the cases are likely to be heard in march and decided some time in june. randi? >> joe johns, thank you very much for that. we'll be right back. >>> some are calling it the next "roe v. wade" or brown versus board of education. the issue the u.s. supreme court agreed to take on that will make history. >>> all of those who argued for non-intervention because of the things that might happen have now happened because we failed to intervene. >> when is enough enough? that is the question many are asking about syria as the death toll climbs and concerns mount over chemical weapons. now some lawmakers are saying it may be too late to stop mass destruction. >>> and could this be the end of "gangnam style" mania? why pop sensation psy is apologizing for some anti-american lyrics. [ telephones ringing ] at chevy's year-end e
be provided at no cost. repair procedures not yet known. >> portions of coastal washington, oregon, california, they will all face some sort of flood watch or warning or advisory this weekend. forecasters say a heavy mix of wind and rain and snow will pummel that region, at least through sunday. some areas will be drenched by more than 15 inches of rain. others will be buried about a foot, maybe up to 3 feet of snow. >> for u.s. servicewomen are ready to fight in court so they can be recognized on the battlefield like men. they are suing over the long-standing policy against women in ground wars. two have even received purple heart. let's bring in our cnn legal contributor paul callan, good morning. let's talk about this. it's getting a whole lot of attention. the reality is that service women are already facing combat in many instances. they are involved, well involved. this lawsuit is about career growth and leveling the playing field with their male count parts. what do you think are the chances of seeing change as a result of this case? >> well, it's very interesting. the courts have been
and california's proposition 8. doma denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples while prop 8 makes same-sex marriage illegal in california. same-sex marriages are legal in nine other states and the district of columbia. a decision on these cases is expected sometime in june. >>> korean pop star psy is making headlines for a whole other reason than you might think this morning. his music video may be the most watched video in youtube history, but now an old video from 2004 has surfaced of psy calling for the death of american soldiers in iraq. that performance resurfaced in october. in his apology, psy said his performance had been emotionally charged, and "while i'm grateful for the freedom to express oneself, there are limits. i am deeply sorry for any pain i have caused by those words." he is scheduled to perform at a charity event in washington. president barack obama is also planning on attending that event. >>> speaking of president obama, he's issuing a stern warning to syria. don't even think about using chemical weapons against civilians. i'll talk about the implicati
in california. men in a southern poverty law center are claiming that jonah falsely promised cures and used tactics that sound less like therapy and more like mental torture. i want you to listen to this. >> in another exercise, a man had to breakthrough a human barricade that i was a part of in order to seize two oranges that were meant to symbolize his testicles. he was then instructed to squeeze the juice from them and drink them and put them in his pants in order to gain his testicles. in retrospect, these practices fall in a range between absurd to disturbing. >> that was plaintiff michael ferguson who joins me now along with attorney sam wolf. good morning to both of you. michael, i'm sure that was a very difficult time for you to come out and speak that way. can you tell us more about these techniques that you say the group jonah asked you to perform? >> sure. so the basis of these techniques is, of course, the idea that there's something broken inside of you. the model that's asserted is often that your parents failed you somehow, that your father was too distant or your mother was
. so in illinois and california employers may no longer force employees to provide the passwords to their stoeshl media accounts, and the same is true if you apply for a job in either state. speaking of job secrets, check out oregon. employers cannot at this time a job list inning that state until they are willing to hired unemployed. in maryland arsenic is banned this chicken feed. why? it's aimed to protect the waters of the chesapeake bay from toxins. in california this made headlines, too. that state is banning the treatment aimed at changing the sexual orientation of anyone under 18. >>> if you're a fan of sharks, you'll like this. the possession, sale or trade of shark fins is illegal in illinois. in florida if you own a swamp buggy, don't have to register it as a motor vehicle vehicle. and in kentucky here's one. it is illegal to release a wild hog into the wild. yes, that is what the new law says we're today. in 2013 some folks may see a bump in their paychecks. great news. in ten states they decided to raise the minimum wage. back to you. >> and that was stacy cohen. goo
individuals and the families that were affected by it. >>> california's ban on conversion therapy for gay minors has been put on hold. a federal appeals panel has slapped an emergency injunction on it. some people believe conversion therapy can help turn a gay person straight. the ban would have gone into effect on january 1st, preventing people under age 18 from undergoing the controversial treatment. a therapist and several other people have filed suit to overturn it. >>> got milk? it may be a lot more expensive to answer yes to that question come the new year. if a new agriculture bill isn't passed by congress, bill for dairy farmers will revert to a statute that dates back to 1949. essentially the government would be forced to buy milk at double the average cost. that would push the price for a gallon of milk to over $7. >>> well, the drama on capitol hill continues. members of congress get to go home for the holiday weekend. forget about getting a christmas gift in the form of a fiscal budget deal this season. in the end, house speaker john boehner could not persuade his own party to
in the wake of prop 8, $25 was raised to combat it in california. and now they're trying to do collateral damage, they put out a website, but to me it's acknowledging the issue exists, but it's not doing enough to repair the bullying, the ga suicide rate. those types of things need action behind the words, they need to put the money where their mouth is on this one. >> ty, what do you say to justin when you hear that? >> i mean -- >> ty and i know each other from the same gay therapy. >> when you hear from justin, do you think the therapy just worked for you, and if he goes through more therapy, it could work for him? >> for me -- we attended a support group together, not necessarily therapy -- >> it was therapy. >> just to be clear as far as my own story, i wouldn't even say -- i don't consider myself exgay, and i would not use the word overcome, that is not a term i would use. >> do you still identify as a homo sexual. >> what it is for me is my spiritual journey, and it's been a spiritual journey with god to understanding myself, understanding life -- >> so ty, it seems -- >> i feel li
the last couple of days. for tomorrow, watch california, here comes a next system. so another day in san francisco and seattle with rain. by monday, the west coast clears out. but here's the little interesting nugget that could happen. on monday, watch what happens here in the gulf. moisture comes up from the gulf, an area of low pressure develops. this is the deep south. birmingham to new orleans to atlanta, could be a wet christmas. rain, not a white one. then we could see this area of low pressure develop, and it's from tuesday to thursday in the mid-atlantic and northeast, we could be looking at another storm. we'll have to keep our eyes on that model. forecast, though, for today, pretty blustery. watching us from the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, randi, from seattle to san francisco. another tough travel day there. but this is the end of the line. things
. this time the frightening incident was at a shopping mall parking lot at newport beach, california. a man in the parking lot fired 50 shots in the air. this happened yesterday. stores that were filled with with holiday shoppers, those doors were locked quickly. no one was hit by the bullets, but one person suffered minor injuries getting out of the way. the suspect is in custody, but police have not given a reason for the shooting. >>> nelson mandela is recovering after surgery to remove gallstones. they say the procedure was successful. the 94-year-old has been in the hospital since last weekend because of aa recurring lung infection. mr. mandela was awarded the nobel peace prize and spent almost three decades in prison for opposing apartheid. let's go back to cnn's john berman and kate in newtown, connecticut. >> thank you so much, victor. we'll see you again for more news in a little bit. a 27-year-old teacher came face to face with a gunman at sandy hook, and it's what she did next that grateful parents say shaved their children's lives. now she's remembered as a true hero. but when i
in here. in california, talking more than 800 new laws, including one requiring apartments and condos to install carbon monoxide detectors. separately, employers will no longer be able to ask job applicants for log ins to social media accounts, such as facebook and twitter. and the increase between 28 cents and 37 cents per hour affects more than 1 million low-income earners. thanks to laws that have lower minimum wage to keep price. and the price of stamps is set to go up? e, again, by a penny, on january 27th, which brings the price of sending first-class mail to 46 cents. >>> well, the senate has also approved a five-year extension of the foreign intelligence surveillance act allowinging the government to eavesdrop on overseas phone calls and e-mails from potential terrorists. they say it's protected us from more attacks like 9/11. others argue the bill could be abused. the bill is being sent to president obama and he is expected to sign it. >>> and the state's same-sex marriage law went into effect at midnight. the first in line to tie the knot, and they say they've been waiting y
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